Is Nikken A Scam? Or True Opportunity?


Welcome to my Nikken review.

If you’re looking for a homebased business opportunity the ones that you’re most likely to find are MLM opportunities. And the standout companies in the MLM market are health and wellness companies.

You literally have 100’s of companies to choose from. And Nikken is one such company. Now when it comes to MLM many questions come to mind. The big one being: is Nikken a scam? Or is this a true opportunity where you can build a thriving homebased business?

Well, that’s what we’re going to find out. I’m going to take a look at the company, the products and of course the business opportunity.

And by the time you’re finished I’m confident that you’ll be in a better position to make an informed decision as to whether or not this is the right opportunity for you.

Now, before we get into taking a look at Nikken. Please understand I’m simply here to show you the pros and cons of Nikken and give you my personal opinion about Nikken. What you decide to do after reading my review is up to you.

Disclaimer: I am not a member or an affiliate of Nikken. All the information researched for this review is available online within the public domain. This review is my personal opinion and any recommendations/conclusions are my own which you may or may not agree with. What you decide to do after reading my review is up to you. You can see the full disclaimer here for more info.

Alright, let’s see what Nikken has to offer.

Ok, So Who Is Nikken?

Nikken is a health and wellness multi-level marketing company that’s headquartered in Irvine, California. The company was founded by Isamu Masuda in 1975 as Nihon Kenko Zoushin Kenkyukai. And then in 1989 the company started operations in the United States and Portugal.

The company follows what it calls it’s 5 pillars of wellness. Healthy Mind, Healthy Body, Healthy Family, Healthy Society, and Healthy Finances.

Currently, the President & CEO of the company is Luis Kasuga who started his career with Nikken in 1994 as a multilingual translator assistant. His career in network marketing started back in 1990 as a distributor.

So needless to say, Mr. Kasuga has plenty of experience in network marketing. And is more than qualified to be running things.

Ok, that’s a quick look at the company and the man in charge. If you want to know more about Mr. Kasuga and the rest of the Executive Team you can do that by clicking here.

The Products

nikken products

Nikken has a large product line listed under 4 categories.


Here you’ll find a line of Organic-Based Nutritional products (supplements). These supplements are designed to help you fill in those nutritional gaps you may have within your diet.

Environment (water)

Here you’ll find an air purifier, a water filter, a shower system and a sports bottle.

Personal Care

Here you’ll find products such as hand and foot cream, facial scrub, moisturizing cream, etc.

Rest and Relaxation

Here you’ll find products that are designed to help improve the quality of your sleep. You’ll find things such as comforters, pillowcases, jewelry, sleep masks, show inserts, etc.

They also carry a line of replacement parts and accessories, plus special offers while they last. You can find a full list of all the products Nikken offers here.

Ok, that’s pretty typical when it comes to products that MLM companies offer. So, is there anything that makes Nikken stand out from the crowd?

Yep – Magnets.

The founder of the company Isamu Masuda started using magnets to help improve his health, starting with magnetic shoe inserts. And the rest is history.

Their magnetic therapy products include KenkoTouch which is a hand help deep tissue message unit as well as a line of magnetic support products.

Now it’s said that magnetic therapy is supposed to help with your sleep, strengthen your immune system, improve your blood pressure, and increase your metabolism.

But does magnetic therapy really help? Well, that’s still up for debate. And the reason is there is a ton of science based evidence that suggests magnets have no health related benefits.

But with that said you’ll find plenty of people that swear by the health benefits. Now I have never tried magnetic therapy so I have no personal experience with this type or product.

My suggestion would be if you are considering getting involved with Nikken is to buy products that are of interest to you and give them a try for yourself.

If you don’t see any results, then this may be the time to consider not getting involved with Nikken. And I say that because you certainly don’t want to be representing products that you’ve not had any results with.

Because trust me people are going to ask you if you’re using the products and what results you’re getting.

However, if you do see positive results with the products you try. Then that definitely puts you in a better position to decide if you want to move forward and become a consultant.

But even then, before you make your final decision you need to look at the cost of getting your business started and what you have to do in order to make your business grow.

So, lets look at that.

So, How Much Is It To Get Started With Nikken?

Compared to other MLM companies Nikken’s cost to get your business up and running is fairly reasonable. It’s only $99. And this kit contains everything you need to start your distributorship

And if you want to stay on as a consultant there is a $79.00 annual renewal fee.

Note: Once you hit the Executive level you need to have a minimum of 100PPV (personal point volume) each month in order to keep your account active. This translates to around $100 per month.

Now, that’s not going to be an issue if you have the sales to meet that quota. However, if you don’t you’re going have to spend this amount out of your own pocket.

Nikken monthly qualifications

How Do You Make Money With Nikken?

Just like other MLM companies you have 2 ways of making money.

The first way is to simply sell their products and earn a commission from every sale. The markup on retail sales is 25%.

The next way is by recruiting people into your business. And by doing this you become eligible to earn the bonuses available through their compensation plan. Of course, you must meet the eligibility requirements for any bonuses.

Here’s an overview of their compensation plan.

Retail Profit

You earn 25% on all retail sales

Personal Income CV Rebate

When you generate a sale or purchase a product you can earn a rebate. As you rise up that ranks you will qualify for larger rebates ranging from 5% to 20%.

Personal Group CV Override

Here you earn commissions from your group (downline). You need to be at the Senior level or above to earn this bonus. And depending on your rank you will earn 5% to 20%.

Leadership Bonus

This bonus is for Silver distributers and above. You will be paid up to 6 levels deep (generations) within your group depending on your rank.

Nikken Leadership Bonus

Here’s a snapshot of their compensation plan showing the qualification you need to meet in order to be eligible for the bonuses within their compensation plan.

Nikken Compensation Plan

So, Can You Expect To Make Money With Nikken?

Unlike many other MLM companies Nikken does provide you with an income disclosure statement for both the U.S and Canada.

The screenshot below is latest one that I found and it’s for 2020. You can view it by clicking here.

Nikken income disclosure statement

So, let’s break things down.

When it comes to US consultants for the Leadership Development Levels. 0.5% of consultants on average earned $104,398.00 for the year 2020. And 1.2% earned an average annual income of $11,714.00. This being Royal Diamond and Diamond consultants.

Platinum consultants earned on average for the year 2020, $1,381.69. That’s only $115.40 per month. And Gold consultants earned on average $41.23 per month and Silver earned a whopping $24.87. per month.

And as you can see 0.6% of Canadian Royal Diamond consultants earned on average for 2020 $181,181.66. And the rest of the consultants earned less than $3,22.99 for the year.

I’m not that surprised by these dismal incomes when it comes to annual income. And I say dismal because the majority of all consultants are not earning anywhere close to a full time income.

And from my experience talking to people who get into MLM. The goal is to break away from their current work and become financially independent. Well from what we see, financial independence for the majority of Nikken consultants is a nonstarter.

The reality is you have a less than 1% chance of making a full time income from this opportunity.

I’m not here to throw water on your dreams. But the numbers don’t lie.

What Are People Saying About Nikken?

I usually go to TrustPilot to find real reviews but there are none there. So, I went to Amazon to find what people are saying about some of Nikken’s products.

Now many times the reviews you find on Amazon can be from distributors but it’s nice to see there were actually reviews from real customers.

Nikken Amazon Review

Now as always, you’re going to get your share of positive and negative reviews. No company MLM or not can please everyone. But a least it gives you a good idea of what people think of the products.

Let’s Look At The Pros Of Nikken

#1) Established

This company has been around since 1975. So that means if you do decide to get involved with them. You know you’re getting involved with a company that’s not going anywhere anytime soon.

#2) Legit Opportunity

There is a legit homebased business opportunity available with Nikken for the right person.

#3) Verity Of Products

By having a diverse product line this give you the opportunity to grow a business with a diverse client base. And not be reliant on just a hand full of products in which to build your business.

#4) Income Disclosure Statement 

Unlike many MLM companies Nikken provides you an income disclosure statement. And by doing so you can see what active distributors are really earning. Allowing you to make a decision based on facts, not fiction.

Lets Look At The Cons Of Nikken

#1) Low Income Potential

According to their own income disclosure statement you have less than a 1% chance of making any significant money.

#2) Recruiting

In order to be eligible for the bonuses within their compensation plan you will have to build your downline. And in order to do that you will have to constantly be recruiting people into your business.

#3) Questionable Flagship Product

When it comes to magnets being used for therapy there is no significant scientific evidence supporting experimental evidence proving that magnetic therapy works.

My Final Opinion Of Nikken

There is no doubt that there is an opportunity for the right person. And that’s the key. The “right person”. With the odds stacked against you in order to see the success most people dream of when it comes to an MLM business.

You better have very, very strong network marketing (recruiting) and sales skills. If you don’t possess those skills then this and any other MLM opportunity is not for you.

On the other hand, if you have the network marketing and sales skills needed for this type of business and you like what Nikken has to offer.

Then as I suggested earlier your first step is to buy some products that interest you, evaluate them. And if the past your personal testing. Then by all means jump on board and I wish all the best.

Personally, I’m not a fan of MLM, and that’s because I speak from experience. Like many people I took a shot at MLM and worked at it hard for over a year.

When it was all said and done, I made no significant money. So, like most people I quit. And that’s the best decision I ever made. Because not long after I quit, I discovered Affiliate Marketing.

And since 2005 I’ve been making a full time income from affiliate marketing.

The benefits of using the affiliate marketing business model over the MLM business model are many.

Such as:

  • It’s free to get your business up and running
  • You can build your business around any hobby, passion, or interest you have
  • You don’t have to meet any month sales quotas
  • You own and control 100% of your business. With MLM you don’t.
  • You never have to recruit anyone to build your business.
  • You don’t have too become a salesperson.

If that sounds better than working within an MLM company. Then you should take the time to see how you can build a thriving affiliate marketing business without all the trappings of MLM.

And the best resource I know of that will give you a step by step blueprint for building your business. Along with all the resources and personal one-on-one support while building your business is Wealthy Affiliate.

And you can see everything wealthy affiliate has available absolutely free.

I hope you found this review helpful and I hope I answered any questions you may have had about Nikken and its business opportunity.

Of course, if you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them below and I’ll get back to you right away.

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I believe in you!!

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